Poll: Democrats Hold Double-Digit Advantage on Abortion Issue


Voters expect abortion to be a prominent issue going into the 2024 election, and Democrats — who have embraced abortion without limits — hold a double-digit advantage over Republicans, a poll found.

More than three-quarters (77 percent) of likely voters say abortion will be an important issue heading into next year, including 48 percent who say it will be “very important,” according to a Rasmussen Reports survey of 987 respondents between November 8-9. The margin of sampling error is ±3 percentage points at a 95 percent level of confidence.

The survey found that 47 percent of likely U.S. voters trust Democrats more than Republicans (36 percent) to handle abortion, an 11-point difference. Seventeen percent of respondents are undecided. Another poll in May showed Democrats only leading by three points on the issue.

More than half of likely voters (54 percent) identify themselves as generally “pro-choice,” and 38 percent as pro-life. By political affiliation, 75 percent of Democrats identify as “pro-choice,” as do 33 percent of GOP voters and 53 percent of unaffiliated voters. Only 20 percent of Democrats identify as pro-life, as do 60 percent of Republicans, and 36 percent of unaffiliated voters.

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